gayle king and melissa mccarthy

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I can't get enough of Melissa McCarthy... whether she's on television or the big screen. So when I got the call that she wanted me in her latest flick, The Boss, I didn't hesitate—"Where do you need me to be?"—and next thing I knew, I was on a movie set in Atlanta. Melissa plays Michelle Darnell, a millionaire ready to rebrand herself as America's sweetheart after a stint in prison for insider trading. I play Gayle King, a news anchor who scores the first post-jail interview with Michelle. No two takes were the same because while I stuck to my lines, Melissa was having a blast ad-libbing. (And why not? She wrote and produced the comedy alongside her husband, Ben Falcone, who's also the director.) The laugh-out-loud film hits theaters on April 8, and if there's a sequel, I hope I get the call again!